The US has confirmed that the Cyber Command, a US military militant group, has carried out cyber-attacks against Russia.
The Cyber Command has done activities to support the Ukrainian defense but avoids involving Russia directly in the shooting war.
“We have created a series of activities across the spectrum; offensive, defensive, [and] informative activities,” said General Paul Nakasone in an interview with Sky News.
The comments suggest that cyberpace is a platform where Biden executives feel free to join Russia without fear of reprisals.
“We do not see it that way,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday when asked at a press conference whether Cyber Command’s actions contradicted Biden’s promise not to take part in the war.
“In Russia, understanding the full scope of cyber-fighting power in the US is a gap in them that leaves them uncertain about opening a case, at least for now,” a senior US official told CNN. ”
Cyber warfare is a new phenomenon … It has not been long enough for one country to rule one country. ”
The Cyber order reportedly sent workers to Ukraine in December, as Russia is expected to attack, to help Kyiv strengthen its online security and gather information about potential threats of Russian terrorism, officials said.
Since the outbreak of war, Russian government service websites and media outlets have been hacked offline or modified to spread anti-war slogans.